Sellers Opening Their Homes to Strangers

Posted on January 8, 2016 by

In the Bullhead City area, there have been reports of unaccompanied consumers knocking on doors at listed properties. Reportedly, these individuals identify themselves as interested buyers and falsely claim that they have been unable to contact the listing agent. They then ask to be let into the home, so that they can view the property. […]

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REALTOR® Safety Alert: Phoenix area REALTOR® receives explicit phone messages

Posted on October 30, 2015 by

A Phoenix REALTOR® reported returning a phone call to a man who pushed to see a property she had listed for sale, while at the same time inappropriately propositioning her. Prior to the return call, the man left an explicit voice message for the REALTOR®. The seller and police have been notified of the incident […]

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Agent Safety Alert Program (ASAP) FAQs

Posted on August 31, 2015 by

Q: What does ASAP mean? A: ASAP is an acronym that stands for “Agent Safety Alert Program.” Q: What is ASAP? A: ASAP is a text based alert program that was created as a means to notify Arizona REALTORS® of a possible safety threat. Q: What is the criteria for an ASAP alert? A: (1) […]

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REALTOR® Safety Alert: Angry/Aggressive Client Shopping for Golf Properties

Posted on August 20, 2015 by

AAR has received reports that a white female in her mid-50s, with short curly blonde hair has been visiting real estate offices in Payson and Carefree making lowball offers on golf course properties in an attempt to gain access to the home. She is known to drive a white Mercedes SUV with Arizona plates, appears […]

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Reported by 12News: MCSO looking for Queen Creek flasher

Posted on August 14, 2015 by

 William Pitts, 12 News2:37 p.m. MST August 14, 2015 The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an alleged flasher in Queen Creek who exposed himself to a real estate agent. It happened at the sales office at the Ocotillo Heights subdivision near Ocotillo and 223rd Street in Queen Creek. Real estate agent Laura Miner told 12 […]

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Safety tips for REALTORS® from Scottsdale PD

Posted on July 24, 2015 by

Original article at, July 17, 2015 by SAAR This morning at our Pinnacle Peak REALTOR® Marketing Session (RMS) meeting, Officer Glenn from the City of Scottsdale Police Department shared some tips for staying safe. Whether you’re meeting a client, showing homes, or sitting at an open house, REALTORS® should always be aware of their […]

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Hackers Perpetrate Wire Transfer Fraud Scams Across Arizona

Posted on May 1, 2015 by

According to REALTORS® and title companies across the state, Arizona real estate transactions are once again being targeted by hackers perpetrating wire transfer fraud. It is customary for parties in a real estate transaction to receive, and comply with, wire transfer instructions. Unfortunately, it has become increasingly common that those instructions were not generated by […]

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Posted on April 17, 2015 by Ron the Admin

Agent Safety Alert Program (ASAP) ASAP is a new program to alert REALTORS® of critical safety issues. Members may submit reports of incidents they see or know about using the link below. A response team will evaluate the report and may take action, up to and including issuing a text alert to all members. Click […]

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REALTOR® Safety Alert: Man claims to be Reflexologist

Posted on April 7, 2014 by

UPDATE April 17, 2015 A southeast Valley REALTOR® reported that a man claiming to be a reflexologist is once again inappropriately propositioning female REALTORS® in the valley. In addition to phone calls and texts, he is now asking agents to meet with him for lunch. If you are contacted by this person, call the police […]

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Five Steps To Prevent iMugging

Posted on September 1, 2013 by

By Ron LaMee, senior vice president, Business Services and Technology, AAR The sting of having an online account hacked or your identity stolen may not be physical, but it can still prove to be painfully inconvenient and even financially harmful for years to come. Don’t make it easy for bad people to hurt you! Here […]

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